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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Thursday, December 2, 2010

County Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

DU PAGE COUNTY - DuPage County has received a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for the County’s comprehensive annual financial report. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Additionally, Fred Backfield, Chief Financial Officer for the County, received an Award of Financial Reporting Achievement for preparing the award-winning comprehensive annual financial report.

“Fred Backfield and the Finance Department have continually done an excellent job of implementing policies of transparency, accountability and fiscal conservatism. I’m pleased to see their hard work recognized and I’m certain they will continue to provide the highest caliber services on behalf of the County,” said Chairman Bob Schillerstrom.